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Treatment for tinnitus, tonsillitis, ear infections and more at Ballad Health

Ear, Nose & Throat Conditions

Overview

Any condition that affects your sinuses, neck, face, voice, ears or hearing should be taken seriously, as it can have a lasting impact on how you interact with the world around you.

Visit one of our ear, nose and throat (ENT) specialists or otolaryngologists at a Ballad Health facility in the Appalachian Highlands to ensure you're staying healthy or developing a care plan to treat a chronic condition.

ENT tests and screenings

If you have symptoms of an ear, nose or throat condition, your doctor may ask you to get one or more of these tests:

  • Electronystagmography (ENG) to record eye movement, testing your body's balance system
  • Hearing tests and hearing aid exams to check how well you hear and what hearing aids might help you
  • Nasal endoscopy, which uses a small tube and camera to look at the inside of your nose

Areas of Care

Conditions We Treat

  • Allergies
  • Balance disorders
  • Deviated septum
  • Ear infections
  • Face injuries
  • Hearing difficulty
  • Loss of smell
  • Nosebleeds
  • Sinusitis (swollen nasal passages)
  • Swallowing disorders
  • Thyroid lumps
  • Tinnitus (ringing in the ears)
  • Tonsillitis (swollen tonsils)
  • Vocal cord disorders

What to expect

ENT treatments and services

Choose Ballad Health for expert care when you need an ear, nose and throat procedure or treatment.

  • Abcess incision and drainage – Releases pus built up under the skin
  • Abenoidectomy and tonsillectomy – Treating breathing problems or frequent throat or ear infections by removing the glands in the roof of the mouth or tonsils
  • Balloon sinusplasty – Inflates tiny balloons in your sinus passages to relieve long-lasting nasal congestion and pain
  • Ear tube placement – Allows fluid to flow out of the middle ear to help prevent ear infections
  • Endoscopic stapling – Treats trouble swallowing, also known as Zenker's diverticulum
  • Septoplasty – Straightens the wall between your nostrils
  • Skin lesion removal and reconstruction – Removal of lumps, moles, cysts and other small skin growths, repairing the skin afterward
  • Thyroidectomy – Removes all or part of your thyroid gland to treat cancer or another thyroid condition
  • Tracheostomy care – Maintaining the hole made in your neck during a tracheostomy
  • Voice restoration surgery – Uses a small device to help you communicate if your vocal cords have been removed

Image-guided sinus surgery

During sinus surgery, your surgeon may use technology that displays a picture of the inside of your sinuses.

This allows the surgeon to see exactly where surgical tools are needed, helping you get the best outcome from your procedure.

Robotic-assisted surgery

For some minimally invasive surgeries on your mouth or throat, your surgeon may utilize advanced robotic technology that moves more steadily and precisely than human hands.

Robotic-assisted surgery leads to a faster recovery time, lower rates for surgical complications or infections and minimal pain from surgery.

Your surgeon may also use a special nerve monitoring system that helps protect your health during treatment.

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